Monday, June 22, 2020

Bee Patriotic Sew Along - Week Four!!

Hello there! 
Welcome to Week Four of the 

For this sew along we are
sewing patriotic things from the 
or of course you can use 
fabric from your stash:)

Grab your book
and let's do 
three more blocks this week.

This sew along will be 
easy to follow...
simply sew directly from the book!

You can make your blocks in the
 exact same prints that I did 
by of course looking at each 
block photo for placement 
or you can 
"bee the boss of your own quilt"
 and switch it up!

to download the schedule of what 
blocks that we are sewing
each week...
as well as the 
cutting guide for the 
smaller quilt 
setting if you are making the 6" Blocks.

(12" Block setting is already in the book)
Okay ...let's get started!!

First up is the 
on page 84 of the book.

The center square in this block is
 the perfect place for fussy cutting:)

The second blocks is 
and it's on page 105

This is a classic block with an
 easy twist on putting it together...
it always looks good in any 
two color combo or even scrappy!

Our last block is 
and it's on page 107

I of course designed this as a 
winter block but I think it's fabulous
 as a summer block too!

Well that's all 12 blocks...
 and now you can sew your 
quilt top together and quilt it...
Next week we will talk about 
the binding and how to 
add the Vintage Trim inside...
and I'll show you 
what I made for my label:)

But before then...

Remember those projects that I 
told you about that I made 
at the beginning of this year?
That's when I planned out 
this sew along and chose 
all of the fabric for the bundle.

Last week I showed you my
Bunting Tutorial
 if you missed it
And this week I'm showing you
 two more things that I made.
You got a sneak peek of one of them
if you watched the tutorial:)

It's my Bee Patriotic Table Runner.
For the runner I chose 12 reds
 from the bundle and also the 
navy gingham from the bundle 
for points in the star.

I used the same Bee Background 
from the quilt for the 
white star points...

And I chose to use this background
 from my Farm Girl Vintage collection
 for the white stripes.

From the white I cut: 
3 strips - 2 1/2" x 32 1/2"
From the red prints I cut:
32 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

Next step is open the 
Vintage Christmas Book to page 22.

This is the Christmas Star 
block pattern 
that I used to make the 2 stars.
I made them 12" Blocks.

I used C120-DENIM for the background 
which is a Confetti Cotton Solid
 by Riley Blake Designs
I also cut borders for BOTH blocks:
Cut 4 - 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" 
and sew to sides
Cut 4 - 1 1/2" x 14 1/2" 
and sew to the top and bottom...

Like this.
Remember to make two of these blocks:)
They should each measure 14 1/2" square
 after the borders are on.

Now for the red stripes.
I just laid them out on my 
design wall until I 
liked the placement.
I laid out four stripes...
each with 8 of the rectangles.

I sewed them together like this:)

Each strip should now measure
2 1/2" x 32 1/2" wish is exactly 
the size that you 
have cut the white strips:)

Now to sew the 3 white strips
 in-between the red ones:)

After sewing the strips together 
they should still measure 32 1/2" long 
and  14 1/2" tall which is the
 same height as the star blocks.

*Now let's chat about this for a minute.
I made my stripes this long 
because this runner fits 
perfectly on my farm table.
You can easily customize the length 
of your runner by making your
 stripes longer or shorter
 to fit on your own table.
Simply sew the 2 star blocks 
and then cut your stripes 
whichever length is 
needed for your own table.
Take note that the 2 star blocks
 will take up 28" of that
 measurement in length.

After sewing the two 
star blocks on the end my
 Bee Patriotic Runner measures
14 1/2" x 60 1/2"

Now I'm going to show you how
 I made my Bee Patriotic Flag for my wall.
I used the same block pattern 
and same fabrics
 and made one 6" block.

I cut borders for this block as well;
Cut 2 - 1" x 6 1/2" 
for the sides
Cut 2 - 1" x 7 1/2"
for the top and bottom

After adding the borders...
 your block should measure 7 1/2" square

I cut 7 strips of fabric...
four red and four white:
1 1/2" x 16 1/2"

After I sewed them together they measured
 7 1/2" tall and 16 1/2" long.

*Now let's talk about this for a minute.
At this point I wanted to show you
 how easy it would be to sew another
 star block and make a half sized version
 of the Bee Patriotic Runner.
I wanted to give you a choice of making
 a runner...or a flag...or both!
Sometimes you just need a small runner
 for a sofa table or maybe your 
coffee table or piano top etc.

If you want to make a flag like I did...
Cut 3 white strips and 3 red strips:
1 1/2" x 23 1/2"

I sewed the strips together and
 added them to the top section.
After sewing my cute little
 wall flag measures 13 1/2" x 23 1/2" 

And there you have it...
Bee Patriotic Table Runner
Bee Patriotic Flag

I chose to use my denim plaid
 108" widleback print for the 
backing on both of them.
 I chose the Bee Backgrounds
 Denim Circles for the runner binding
 and I chose the Farm Girl Vintage 
background for the flag binding.

Then I left the rest up to my 
friend Juli Stubbs who quilted
 them beautifully for me.
I hung the runner on my design wall
 for the tutorial filming and
 I love how they go together:)

I took a few close up pictures of the 
flag hoping that you could see the quilting.

I asked her to quilt them the same:)

Thank you sew much for joining
 me this week for the 
Bee Patriotic Sew Along...
I'll bee right back here
 next week for the big finish!!


Lorri Heffner said...

I love this WOW design! I am so grateful you have shared this ❤️ Thank you!

dream quilt create said...

I love the bonus flag tutorials, I'm definately going to make them :) Thanks for being such an awesome inspiration!!!

Amandalee said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Love all ur patriotic things!!❤️

Unknown said...

Really beautiful. Thanks!

Caroline D said...

I love them both, and the fabric you chose!! ❤️

Lora3677 said...

Eeeekkkk... you just solved my next project problem!!

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